E-Textiles and Wearables I



This class focused on exploring how we can produce soft circuits and sensors, to embed them into garments and wearables, using soft circuits and soft actuators. The class was given by Kobakant, e-textile creative duo composed by Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi, who shared a thorough overview of materials , components, tools and projects in the realm of e-textiles.

So, what are e-textiles?

E-textiles, also known as electronic textiles or smart textiles, are fabrics that enable digital components (including small computers), and electronics to be embedded in them.

E-textiles can be divided into two main types:

  • E-textiles with classical electronic devices such as conductors, integrated circuits, LEDs, and conventional batteries embedded into garments.
  • E-textiles with electronics integrated directly into the textile substrates. This can include either passive electronics such as conductors and resistors or active components like transistors, diodes, and solar cells.

(Here you can find the source of the definition)//


We had to produce one soft sensor experimenting with the materials available at the lab. Also if possible, trying to reproduce the same sensor with different materials/techniques (hard/hard hard/soft soft/soft).

I chose to go for the ADVANCED, but starting from the EASY and going step by step.



Building the Circuit


Programming Arduino

Programming the ATTiny


And then.. The + leg of the AT Tiny BROKE :(

So by bye AT Tiny, see you next time.


Putting Everything Together